Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Recipe: Delia's pizza dough converted to Thermomix: cheaper than chips

As always, due credit to the original creator Delia for a great recipe which you can find here.   The only change I have made is to adapt the recipe for Thermione.

Ingredients to make two or three ordinary single portion pizzas, although that depends on how thick or thin you like the crust - we like it thin.  If you prefer a thicker base, it should make two
6 oz (175 g) plain white soft flour
1 level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon easy-blend dried yeast
½ level teaspoon golden caster sugar

1 tablespoon olive oil
230 ml hand hot water

Pile the lot into the Thermomix in the order given above.
Mix at speed 4 for about 5 seconds
Knead on dough setting for four minutes.

Now, this is the clever bit.  On Sunday I then transferred the dough to a bowl for rising but it has occurred to me that you don't need to do that.  Just leave it to rise in the Thermomix until it has about doubled in size, keeping the lid and cup on.  Saves on washing up and also it rises faster this way because it hasn't had a chance to cool down at all during transfer to working surface and then to bowl
That's about how high using double quantities
Once it is twice the size, knock it back down on dough setting for about 30 seconds.
It knocks down to about this.

It's a very soft dough and it will help to either oil or flour your hands before scraping the remains out of the bowl after the main part of the dough has fallen out with the blades.  I prefer oil.

As I made double quantities, I separated it into six equal bits.  Each bit was carefully wrapped and rushed into the freezer.  Each bit but one, that is.  That one is for tonight with a filling of savoury mince, courgettes and so on.  I'll let you know how that goes in due course, if it works OK.

And, using value flour, each single portion comes to a fraction of a penny over 5p.  Each!  That's what I call frugal.  Used to make a calzone with vegetables and a chopped tomato based sauce, that's a pretty frugal meal.

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